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  • USA, Miami
  • Born in:1987
  • Assistant since:2008
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Michael Cushman

People, Portrait, Architecture, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Landscape, Transportation, International Exp.

Know How:

I have worked on a variety of shoots from architectural, lifestyle, industrial, advertising, editorial, hotel, hospitality, fashion, product, drone, people, portrait, celebrity, current events, cars, location, tv, time lapse, wedding, infomercials, commercials, and just about any video production.

I specialize in time lapse creation, and am a very technical person. Some of my time lapses can be found on my website at, as well as Vimeo and Youtube.

I know Profoto, Speedotron, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Bowens, Dynalights, Paul C Buff, and speedlights.

I have worked with Canon, Nikon, Sony,

Fuji, Mamiya, Hasselblad, 4x5 and Phase One camera systems.

I know tethered capture with Capture One and Lightroom, Cam Ranger, file management and copyright registration.

I know Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and Capture One very well.

I know how to be a drone spotter, I have flown everything from a Phantom 4, to an Inspire 2.

I own a Ronin M and I am proficient at it's operation.

I also know how to operate a forklift, scissor/ boom lift, and front-end loader.

References as assistant / Career

I have graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2013.

I have been assisting a variety of photographers from all over since 2008.

I have interned at a large advertising studio during the summer of 2012.

I continually assist photographers from the US and other countries, and travel regularly. I am passport ready, and have TSA Pre Check.

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